What Happened During Dillian Whyte And Tyson Fury’s Sparring Session?

Interim WBC Heavyweight Champion Dillian Whyte is doing whatever he can to get into the head of Tyson Fury. That includes telling details about their sparring sessions.

Whyte (27-1) is doubling down on his claim that he dropped Fury (30-0-1) during a sparring session. This is during a time in which he is waiting for his shot at the WBC Heavyweight Championship. Fury has dismissed Whyte, stating “happy hunting” and moving on to other fights. Whyte, who has lost only to Anthony Joshua in his career, spoke to talkSPORT about the moment he and Fury touched gloves.

“He was getting ready to fight David Haye and obviously, his trainer at the time was trying to get him to walk me down and pressure me like he would Haye, and he was frustrated that day because I kept hitting him, countering him and dropping him,” Whyte stated.

“I dropped him twice that day. So he was just frustrated and he was sobbing. And then his coach cussed him and said ‘listen, if that’s what you’re doing here now, David Haye is going to knock you out so get up and get on with it.’”

Fury never got a chance to face Haye due to injuries suffered by the latter.

Both may be on a collision course soon. Fury is scheduled to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout sometime in November or December. If Fury was to win, his agreement (in principle) fight with Joshua could take place in 2021. Whyte, however, has been notified that he must get a title shot after Wilder v. Fury III, according to the WBC.

Whyte was supposed to face Alexander Povetkin on May 2 in Manchester but the bout was nixed due to the coronavirus. They will now fight in the finale of “Matchroom Fight Camp” on August 22.

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